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Subject:Samples for a portfolio From:"Jody R. Lorig" <jlorig -at- KAVOURAS -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 28 Oct 1997 09:15:10 +0000
The biggest risk a person should be aware of when using another
persons work (that well-written manual) is this: you may try to use
that sample some day to show to the person who actually wrote it.
If that person recognizes it, they may not let on that they know
where you got it and every word you utter about it being something
you did will convince the interviewer that you are dishonest, and in
their eyes, you will probably try to use other peoples work and try
to pass it off as yours again, on future projects. For this reason
alone, you may have eliminated yourself as a candidate for the job.
As has been stated in the past, if you need examples for a portfolio,
look at the manual for some home appliance and rewrite or recreate a
better manual that you can use as an example for your portfolio.